Apr 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - A.A.S.

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For more information on this program, contact the Nursing division at 615-230-4760.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing prepares students for a career as a registered nurse. Nursing and pre-nursing education courses provide the student with the foundation for skills, attitudes, and knowledge for professional nursing. Graduates are prepared to provide holistic nursing care to persons from various cultures across the life span in a variety of healthcare delivery settings. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Admission to the program is limited and selection of students is competitive. Meeting the minimum program requirements for application does not assure acceptance into the nursing program. A point system is used to rank each applicant. There will be a cohort of students admitted to the Gallatin and Livingston campuses each summer. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials are received in the Nursing Office by April 1st. Applicants who meet the deadline will be notified in writing of their admission status. All general education, sciences, and elective courses required for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing must be completed or in progress at the time of application with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Any courses in progress at the time of application must be completed before the nursing program courses begin. The Nursing program application will be available beginning December 1st and due April 1st.  For more information about Vol State’s Nursing program, visit www.volstate.edu/nursing.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

For more information about Vol State’s Nursing program, visit www.volstate.edu/nursing or contact the division office at (615) 230-4760.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (66)

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website http://www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary Median Salary
Registered Nurse $42,660 $59,080

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirement in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Guided Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (7)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)

Second Year - Summer Semester - Credits (7)

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